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Happy New Year!
A new year always comes in with numerous possibilities. If there is no other time of year where we pause, if just for a moment, to take
stock of where we want to go, a new year is it. So where do we hope to go this year?
I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions. I know myself too well. I show up at the gym for the first month and then lose momentum
quickly. What I have found helpful is to think about the year in themes.
A couple of themes that I want to work into our life together more deeply this year are the themes of developing a life of prayer, and
seeing ourselves in God’s story. As to the first theme, we will be focusing on the psalms at some point soon. The psalms have a history
among God’s people as being a school for how to pray. The old Scots used to sing the psalms to different tunes so that almost every
psalm made its way inside people’s hearts through song. This is part of our Presbyterian history that could be fruitfully reclaimed.
The second theme that I would like to work into our life together is for us to see ourselves in God’s story. This may seem obvious, but
unless we develop a storied imagination with protagonists, antagonists, plots, settings and the like, our culture will hand us other ways
to perceive of ourselves: consumers, achievers, etc. We too often lose sight of the fact that the Bible itself is a grand narrative that begins
with the creation and ends with a new heaven and a new earth. Through the Holy Spirit, God grafts our story into his large story. Why
story, you might ask? This ties in with our goal of understanding and becoming a missional church. When we discover how the church
fits into God’s story we may see ourselves a bit differently as well.
I am sure that God will add to these themes as we journey together into 2013.
The peace of our Lord,
“WINTER FUN” will be on the agenda for our plays, stories, cooking, dramatic play and stocked with water filled squirt bottles. When
preschoolers during the month of January. The games. Children will paint with ice cubes, the children squirt the water on the corn starch
children will be learning about activities that finger paint with shaving cream, dance with ice it will become crunchy like snow.
can be enjoyed during the winter season on the cube shakers, and enjoy hot chocolate at snack
year. One of the topics will be the water cycle. time. At the end of the month the children will have
Two great stories that can help a preschooler a pajama day brunch. Everyone wears their
understand the water cycle are “The Adventures This will be a great month for the “budding night clothes to school, including the parent
of Iggy the Ice Cube” and “The Itsey, Bitsey scientists” since the children will be helpers and the staff. Classroom activities
Rain Drop.” The teachers will actually place participating in many weather related classroom include a pajama day parade, night time stories
an ice cube on a saucer so the children can experiments. For example, we will demonstrate and a yummy brunch of orange juice, sausage,
observe it melting and ultimately to evaporate. wind with a toaster and tissue. As the heat rises pancakes and syrup or powdered sugar. It is a
It becomes a concrete example for the children. from the toaster it displaces the cooler air and great way to end a fun filled learning adventure
The teachers will name it Iggy. When it has cause air movement which results in “wind.” at school.
evaporated and disappeared the teachers will How about that! During another experiment
say that Iggy is off on another adventure. Great the children will watch it rain in a pan and even Bible stories and chapel time stories will all
fun and great learning! do an experiment to “make frost.” related to the life and ministry of Jesus. The
specific stories for January will be the Boyhood
The month will be full of interesting activities The sensory table on the playground will of Jesus, Fishers of Men, The Little Boy Who
and science experiments, creative art, finger be filled with 25 pounds of corn starch and Shared His Lunch, and Jesus and the Children.
Children’s Library News from Noah’s Ark
By Pril Worcester Kirkeby
CHARACTER COUNTS in the NEW YEAR OVERSIZE BOOKS FOR ALL AGES OF
Teaching our children to act with integrity and CHILDREN:
keeping their promises (especially to God) all THE A-B-C’s of CHARACTER by Tony
add up to creating solid Christian character. Salerno. A character-building primer. Discover
Jesus said, “Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ character letter by letter. Features twenty-six
January Birthdays be ‘No’.” (Matt. 5:37) It doesn’t matter what
others do. It matters what we do! The ‘Yes’ of
character traits – one for each letter of the
alphabet, from “Attentiveness” to “Zeal”.
a person of character is far more binding than DESIGNED BY GOD, So I Must Be Special by
the oath sworn by a person without character. Character Builders for Kids. Written by Bonnie
Jan 6 Cole Riter Sose in verse. Colorful, with illustrations such
In January, books will be highlighted in the
Jan 9 Evelyn Macafee Children’s Library Basket which concern as children would draw and paint.
Jan 9 Jacey Santagata building good character in children. Parents
Jan 11 Adam Ciampa and grandparents will enjoy reading these REGULAR SIZE BOOKS FOR ALL AGES:
stories with their children. A CHILDREN’S BOOK ABOUT LYING by
Jan 11 Ryan Harvey Joy Berry. The purpose of this book is to help
Jan 14 Jacob Schwarz BOARD BOOKS FOR THE VERY YOUNG: children understand the difference between
Jan 15 Katherine Booth BEDTIME PRAYERS. “Jesus, hear your fantasizing, being mistaken, and purposely
Jan 17 Luke Tubman children/ When we kneel to pray; May your lying. In addition, it teaches the child the
Jan 22 Hannah Bohm love and kindness/ Always on us stay.” importance of telling the truth.
GOD LOVES ME BIBLE by Susan Beck. Filled GOD LOVES HIS PEOPLE by Joann Scheck.
Jan 23 Grace Gallagher with simple, action-filled stories about the Long, long ago God made a beautiful world.
Jan 24 Kylie Scanlon lives of 66 of the Bible’s key characters. The After creating the skies, stars, waters, fish,
overriding theme of the Bible: God loves His trees, flowers, and grass, He made animals,
Nursery & Toddler Birthdays world, His people, and “me”. birds, and finally humans. “I love you”, God
THE STORY OF THE LORD’S PRAYER by said, “This beautiful world is your home.”
Jan 14 Jude Neppl Includes stories of Noah, Baby Moses, David
Patricia A. Pingry. As a little girl begins her
Jan 27 Becker Taggart day, goes to nursery school, gets picked up by and Goliath, Daniel and the lions, and Jonah.
her Dad, and finally ends her day with prayer PRAYING JESUS’ WAY by Dandi Daley
before sleep, the words of the Lord’s Prayer are Mackall. My Favorite Verses series. Introduce
illustrated by her actions. your child to some of the best-loved passages
Children’s Library cont...
in the Bible … presents The Lord’s Prayer using
CHURCH LIBRARY NEWS embarks on this journey from the brink of physical
disaster pursuing God’s goal of good health
By Pril Worcester Kirkeby and keen spiritual fulfillment. Poignant story,
familiar childhood experiences.
JUST COURAGE by Gary A. Haugen. (248.4)
NEW FOR THE PARENTING COLLECTION START THE NEW YEAR with the Three “C’s”! By the author of Good News About Injustice. In
(Part of the Children’s Library): Courage, Commitment, and Christ. different times and in different ways, our heavenly
CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS, A Christians usually have strong personal values, and Father offers us a simple proposition: Follow me
Family Guide by David Luterman, D.Ed. editor. with Christ to guide us, we can make wise choices beyond where your own strength can take you
Indexed with support resources given. What in the new year. The following new donated books … and you will experience me and my power
parents should know about the impact on the on the Bookcart are by and about people who have and my wisdom and my love. Gary is President
family, hearing aids and cochlear implants, produced a commitment to God that lasts. And of International Justice Mission, a human rights
school and the classroom. the following words by Robert Louis Stevenson are organization based in Washington, D.C.
still relevant, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest REASONS TO BELIEVE by John Marks. (BIOG.)
you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” One man’s journey among the Evangelicals and the
FROM THE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
COORDINATOR: Donations of books and faith he left behind. A veteran journalist, Marks
HIGHLIGHTED ON THE BOOKCART IN became a producer for 60 Minutes. He tracks his
DVDs for children may be left in Children’s JANUARY:
Ministries with Danielle Sutton, Sunday former born-again faith with a ruthless critical eye.
AUGIE’S QUEST by Augie Nieto & T.R. He speaks at length with missionaries, political
School Director. You may contact Pril with Pearson. (BIOG.) At forty-seven years old Augie activists, theologians, Christian musicians and
questions at: email@example.com and (949) was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). filmmakers – the rich and the powerful, the poor
855-6786. The Children’s Library is located Devastated as he was, one year later Augie and his and the broken, and the pastors who have turned
on the 2nd floor of the CEB, and highlighted wife were profiled as “Real Heroes” on Today as small congregations into mega churches.
titles are in a basket in the checkout area. Self- they were determined to make major overhauls in A SIMPLE PATH by Mother Teresa. (BIOG.)
service checkout; leave signed book cards in the way ALS research was conducted. In her own words, Mother Teresa shares the
the box provided. Returns in the book return THE EDGE OF THE DIVINE by Sandi Patty. thoughts and experiences that have led her to do
box by the shelves. (BIOG.) Overweight and stressed out, award- extraordinary charitable work in Calcutta, India.
winning vocalist, speaker and author Patty goes Just as important as her beliefs is how they are put
forward with an eighty-pound weight loss. She into action in the world.
MORE NEW DONATIONS OF FICTION:
DECEMBER BIG WEDNESDAY THE MISSING by Beverly Lewis. Book Two of
Seasons of Grace. Heartwarming sequel to THE
SECRET. Grace Byler longs to uncover the secret
that drove her mother to leave the family weeks
ago. An Amish story.
FORGET-ME-NOT by Shari MacDonald. A
young American woman studying landscape
architecture travels to England … she is drawn to
a manor with mysterious inhabitants.
CANYON by Lorena McCourtney. Young couple
planning their wedding and looking forward to
a glorious summer guiding white-water rafting
through Grand Canyon are given shocking news of
FROM THE LIBRARY COORDINATOR:
Thanks to book donors this month – the
Samuelsons, Jason Vetter, and Shirley Gratsch.
Due to limited space in the Adult/Teen Library,
book donations have to be in small amounts, and
duplicates are given to The Friends of Mission
Viejo Library Library location is in Youth Services,
Administration Bldg. The Bookcart is on the
church patio by the Information Booth on Sundays.
Self-service checkout. Book returns may be left on
the Bookcart, or in Return Box near shelves in the
WOMen’s Ministry Children’s Ministry
“Season of Joy” Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to one and all who worked so diligently Operation Christmas Child was a wonderful success this year! Samaritan’s Purse announced that with
to make this year’s PCOM Women’s Ministries this year’s shipment, they will have sent 100 million shoebox gifts over the last 10 years to children around
Christmas luncheon a huge success. There were the world. Many thanks to all of you who participated in 2012 by filling a shoebox. PCOM donated 325
countless people who combined their hours, clever shoebox gifts to the children of the world!
ideas, donations, creativity and organizational
skills to make this a wonderful occasion to begin On Tuesday December 4, a group of 25 people from PCOM travelled to the OCC warehouse in Huntington
the Christmas season. Thank you also to the many Beach to “process” shoeboxes. We walked among stacks and pallets of shoebox gifts to get to our stations
husbands who contributed their skills, talents and where we worked for 4 hours to sort the content of boxes, tape boxes and pack boxes into cartons for
special “man power” to help us out. shipping. It was a great way to serve God together along with dozens of people from other churches and
organizations. One of my favorite times of our evening was when we took a break from our “work” and
Now that the dishes are washed and back in the prayed. We all placed hands on the shoeboxes and asked for God’s blessing on the children who would
china cabinets, tablecloths have been laundered, receive these gifts. God is at work through the ministry of Operation Christmas Child!Lynn Shields
new purchases from the wonderful Christmas
Boutique wrapped, and given as Christmas gifts,
the happy memories of “Season of Joy” still linger.
The Commons became a magnificent banquet hall
on Saturday, December 1, 2012 as over 210 women
arrived for the event. Every table was uniquely
set by the table hostesses, and we all enjoyed
a delicious luncheon catered by Linda Kirby
Events and delightful musical program featuring
the Mission Viejo High School Chamber Choir
conducted by our own John Elg. The boutique
was a resounding success with over 30 vendors
thanks to the care and organizational skills of Fran
Doyle and Danielle Sutton, and Maryjane Hilbun
and Jennifer Beneventi worked their magic again
assembling over 35 beautiful raffle baskets. The
final numbers are not in as of this writing, but
approximately $10,000 was raised to support
various women’s ministries and mission projects.
This is a special event, and we are so blessed to have
so many women come together for fellowship and
for the betterment of our community.
Thank you again to everyone involved in any way
for making this event such a huge success. We truly
appreciate everyone’s contributions.
The Christmas Luncheon Steering Committee
Donna Eaton, Elizabeth Geer, Helga Hoffmann,
Pat Minnesang, Deedee Pichard, Cleo Purdy and
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 If you are hoping to make a greater connection
12:00 PM ~ The Commons to the church’s purpose but haven’t discovered
just how you can best contribute, please join us
Lunch catered by Jolanda in this class focused on discipleship – aimed at
Cost is $10.00 growing our confidence and ability to:
• Assist in a greater understanding of
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS for 2013 Scripture, worship and mission.
• Encourage questions about the faith.
We need a volunteer to act as Treasurer for • Provide answers to faith questions.
Master Mariners for 2013. • Thoughtfully respond to objections,
Please call Donna Dimos, 699-3320, or DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY concerns and misconceptions.
Marilyn Foreman, 215-3780, as soon as Sunday Evenings • Demonstrate the faith in everyday life.
possible. 6:30 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Conference Room Dr. Foster is internationally distinguished as
Old friends and newcomers, members and a medical scientist, physician, educator and
non-members, are welcome Disciple Bible Study is a 34 week course that author. He served 16 years as the chairman
If you are not on our caller’s list, you may call covers the Bible. Classes on the New Testament of the Department of Internal Medicine,
Gladys Farquhar, 206-0547, will meet weekly on Sunday evenings. A University of Texas Southwestern Medical
or the church office, 582-2670, to make a workbook (available at modest cost) is used School and three terms on the president’s
reservation. to guide reading and discussion of the Biblical Council on Bioethics. He was named Great
If you make a reservation and cannot attend, themes. If you would like to be part of this Teacher by the National Institutes of Health
please cancel by noon Tuesday, January 29. class, call Ramona Holland, 829-6902. and for four years hosted a national television
program for the Public Broadcasting System.
Sharing the Faith Dr. Foster’s religious teaching record is equally
Lessons by Daniel Foster, MD impressive. For over thirty years he has taught
(video and audio) an adult education class of over 300 members.
Pathfinders Third Wednesday of the Month Recordings of his lessons are distributed to
A Bible-focused Christian education class for subscribers world-wide. He has also been an
6:30 p.m. invited key-note speaker at numerous regional
all ages Conference Room – Administration Building
SUNDAYS: 10:30 a.m. and national religious conferences.
Sanctuary Building – Room 1 Consider these issues concerning our church:
Please direct any questions to David Finley,
Pathfinders will resume on Sunday, 489-9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• What does Christ want us to do?
January 6, with a new year of classes. Jesus said: “Be my witnesses.” (Acts 1:8)
And I will make you fishers of men.”
Pathfinders is dedicated to being a Bible- (Matthew 4:19) Sojourners
focused Christian education class for all ages. Sunday Mornings
Staying close to God’s Word helps keep us • Where did God place us? 9:00 a.m.
close to Christ. And, knowing the Word helps People living in our area are “highly Classroom 2
us to be ready with answers when our friends disengaged”
ask us about our faith. The class goes from – 50% reporting they have no faith An adult education class examining the
series to series, usually lasting about four involvement. world around us from a Biblical perspective
weeks. It is not a membership group – stay and encouraging the application of our
for a series or two; for as long as the topics are • Our congregation has indicated that insights in our daily lives.
of interest to you. The teaching is always first they would like:
rate and the contributions from the class always -To have greater local impact – reaching Basic Bible study of The Sermon on the
makes it better. Please keep an eye out for the out, promoting ministries and making Mount, arguably the greatest sermon Jesus
Pathfinders entry in Sunday worship bulletins a difference to the community. ever preached, containing the central tenets
for class topics beginning in January 2013. -To receive training in some form of of Christian discipleship. Read alone, this
outreach, evangelism, or missions work sermon can be confusing. To profit from its
-To personally contribute and make a wisdom and apply Christ’s teachings, we will be
difference in this church engaging in serious study and contemplation
of the scripture and interpretations by various
SUPPORT Please know that Forest Home Boosters is
open to all interested women of Saddleback
Valley and beyond. We meet September
through May each year on the 3rd Thursday of
the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at PCOM in
Room 2 for fellowship, Bible Study and prayer
and are currently studying “The Women of
the Old Testament.” This is your ”personal
invitation” to join us on Thursday, January 17,
WHAT GOES UP MUST
If you have questions, you may call Jean
Molnar at 831-3656 or Doris Rende at 830-
FOREST HOME BOOSTERS 2978.
The decorating committee is looking for a few
volunteers to spend an hour helping to take
By the time you read this, Christmas 2012
down the Christmas decorations. Please join
will be a pleasant memory. We had various
opportunities to worship our Lord through NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR us at 9:00am on Tuesday, January 8. Your help
is greatly appreciated!
music and the spoken word this Christmas
season. The Forest Home Boosters have
enjoyed a tradition for the past several years
The Deacons are in need of more volunteers
of getting together at Sarducci’s Capistrano
(especially male) for assisting caregivers who
Depot Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano for a
would like to attend the monthly Caregivers
festive Christmas Luncheon. Only 65 people
Support meeting on the third Mondays of
will fit comfortably in the large dining room
the month. The meetings typically run from
with the fireplace and view of the Amtrak/
6:30-7:30 pm at church. Please consider
Metrolink trains that run from Los Angeles to
giving the gift of time to our caregivers who
San Diego and back many times a day. The
need support and prayer at this stage of their
charm of the restaurant decked out in holiday
lives. If you are interested, please call Sue
decor, good food and excellent service is a
Ashby in the office, 582-2670. Thank you!
good beginning. By adding Robin and Kent
Kraning, representing Forest Home Ministries,
with the spoken word and Roz Mignogna,
providing special Christmas music, it made Opportunities to Serve
our December 13, 2012 event very special.
From time to time, your Mission Team will list “Opportunities To Serve.”
We learned firsthand what is going on at Forest For those interested in a missional activity, please see the point of contact listed for
Home this year and how the lives of youth each need.
and families at PCOM have been changed by
attending a camp at Forest Home. Did you SAVE THE DATE:
know that you can also participate in this
ministry? Many of you actively participate April 13-20, 2013 - Our team will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to the
with us by filling “Pocket Change Can Change Presbyterian Disaster Assistance work site helping rebuild tornado damage on April
Lives” cans over and over. All of this pocket 27, 2011 in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area. Sign-ups to begin in January.
change has added up to several thousand
dollars that we have donated towards NEED: HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS - THE HEART OF HOSPICE
Camperships over the past few years. It is also Hospice of Saddleback Valley, a department of Saddleback Memorial Medical
possible to contribute to PCOM - Forest Home Center, has been providing compassionate care to the terminally ill of Orange
Boosters as part of your regular giving. Your County since 1992. They are looking for people with caring hearts as Volunteers who
gifts will be included on your regular PCOM can provide 4 hours a week of support to terminally ill patients and their families.
quarterly statements from the church. You Please call for the next training session. Contact: Cheryl Lanterna, Volunteer
may use your regular offering envelope with Coordinator, Hospice of Saddleback Valley 949-460-1529.
your number on it for proper credit. Be sure
to designate FOREST HOME BOOSTERS. YOUR MISSION TEAM
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that you are
making an “eternal investment” in the lives of
our own PCOM youth and families?
Reasons for YOU to CONSIDER becoming a
Stephen Minister: PCOM AND NAMI-OC EDUCATION
Reason #10: You will learn to turn challenges MEETING
into new opportunity for others
A dedicated, trained, and Christ-centered PCOM and Nami-OC offer “No More
Stephen Minister can help a person in crisis find Counting Sheep, Curing Sleepless Nights
Am I really being called, I’m not qualified, am I? peace and wholeness. Without Pills” - an evidence based approach
God has a plan for us all, Small people of the Bible Reason #9: Stephen Ministers are skilled for treating insomnia.
were equipped and used in remarkable ways! caregivers Monday, January 14
You will be well prepared to walk alongside Room 2, upstairs in the sanctuary
Stephen Ministry is . . . people in crisis or in your own relationships 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
One-on-one ministry by trained, caring with family and friends.
Lay Ministers who have responded to Paul’s Dr. Brian Licuanan will speak about:
Reason #8: Stephen Ministers experience the
call to “carry each other’s burdens, and in 1. Impact of sleep deficiency on medical and
joy of fellowship with one another
this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” You will share joys and challenges of caring psychological health.
Galatians 6:2 relationships, pray for one another and relating 2. Common and Unique Sleep Disorders
in a spiritual way. 3. Cognitive Behavior Treatment for Insomnia
A Stephen Minister is . . . Reason #7: Stephen Ministers learn to listen
• A lay person who has received over 50 hours Stephen Ministers learn to listen for more than Dr. Licuanan is a Chief Psychologist for
of training in how to provide distinctively just words. They seek true understanding and Southern California Psychiatric Association
Christian care empathy. and Chief Psychologist for “A Mission for
• A child of God who walks beside a hurting Reason #6: Stephen Ministers are assertive Michael, Inc.” For further questions please
person caregivers call Sue Everett 586-7677.
• A caring Christian friend who really listens Stephen Ministers are trained to “speak the truth
bringing warmth and kindness to those in love.” Christian assertiveness is the best way
who feel alone of relating. CAREGIVERS MEETING
Reason #5: Stephen Ministers are caregivers,
Stephen Ministry requirements . . . not curegivers Third Monday of the month
One 2 year commitment You will not be therapists or problem solvers, 6:30 p.m. – Room 1
Complete an initial 50 hours of training but will be caregivers. Only God can bring about
about listening, healthy boundaries, healing. Caregivers of parents and spouses have to
confidentiality, and interpersonal dynamics Reason #4: Stephen Ministers feel needed
which is held on Thursday evenings for deal with many illnesses but dementia and
because they are! Alzheimer’s are a common part of what they
about 6 months. Stephen Ministry benefits our pastors, our
Attend scheduled continuing education and face. Our group consists of caregivers past
congregation, and our community.
supervision meetings while serving in the Reason #3: Stephen Ministry skills apply in and present, those who have recently been
Stephen Ministry other relationships through such care giving responsibilities and
Use your new skills in dealing with spouses, those who are now sharing such a journey
Stephen Leaders are planning an early 2013 children, coworkers, and clients to listen without with a loved one. Those who find themselves
Stephen Minister training class here at PCOM judgment! suddenly in the role of caregivers can be
and will be accepting applications until the Reason #2: Stephen Ministry is a life changing overwhelmed. Sharing with others who have
training class is confirmed and ready to start. experience been through the care giving experience can
Call for more information by contacting any of Respond compassionately when others are be of great help and comfort.
our friendly and dedicated Stephen Leaders who in need by helping neighbors, family, and
will gladly discuss the program and help you get coworkers.
an application. The Caregivers meet to share concerns and to
Reason #1: Jesus Commanded it
support each other as they care for their loved
You are called to “bear one another’s burdens,”
Jackie Kosewick (949) 584-2590 and to “accept one another.” ones. In this group, you will be with people
Lyle Johnson (949) 742-2936 who have taken on the demanding balancing
PRAY ABOUT THIS AND ASK PASTORS act required of caregivers; caring for a loved
Sue Seymour (949) 276-4484 OPINION. STEPHEN MINISTRY LEADERS one, holding down a job, maintaining good
Kathi Roberson (949) 279-1798 WILL GLADLY HELP YOU. relationships with other family members. We
Don Roberson (949) 279-1797 meet to discuss resources, good experiences
Yours Faithfully, PCOM Stephen Ministry and tough times. We meet to uphold each
Leadership other in prayer.
If care giving is now a part of your life, or has
been in the past, we invite you to meet with us.
For more information, please contact Carol
As we welcome the New Year, 2013, we as a and Head of the church and through Him “Brothers, choose seven men from among
church family also welcome our new deacons, believe in God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. you, who are known to be full of the Spirit
who will be installed this month and some I promised about ten different things but I and wisdom…they presented these men to
will be ordained for the first time. Our remember the last one in particular: “Will the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands
church takes the role of Deacon from the you seek to serve the people with energy, on them. So the word of God spread. The
Scriptures and the Book of Order. Deacons intelligence, imagination, and love?” I numbers of disciples in Jerusalem increased
are first called upon in Acts 6, as the early noticed that this question asked me how rapidly, and a large number of priests became
church faced problems in distributing food I am to serve people. I do not visualize obedient to the faith.”
equitably to the poor, especially to Greek Jesus dragging his feet or complaining
widows. The apostles needed the assist how incompetent we are or being tired or Acts 6:3, 6-7.
because they were called to prayer and the impatient. Instead, I see in the Gospels a
ministry of the word. Seven men were loving Son of God who looks forward each
chosen “full of the Spirit and wisdom.” The
Book of Order characterizes this office as
day planning how best to catch people’s
attention, or how to meet people’s basic
Deacon Care Teams
Communion Care Team
one of “sympathy, mercy, witness and service physical needs and especially, how to come
Prayer Care Team
after the example of Jesus Christ.” The word alongside people to lift their spirits and
Hospital Care Team
“Deacon” in the Scriptures means “to serve” engage in real relationship with Him as He
Courtyard Care Team
or “to minister.” As mentioned in our Deacon demonstrates His love and care. Jesus gave of
New Members Care Team
manual, “it is a privilege and a calling to be Himself willingly and with joy. I pray we all
Home Care Team
ordained as a deacon, and with this privilege can as well!
Emergency Care Team
comes the responsibility of serving the Lord I am thankful for this Board of Deacons
Retirement Communities Care Team
with a willing commitment of love, time, and and hope you will join me in praying for
energy.” them as they seek to love you and care
I was ordained as deacon in 2004 and I for you as Jesus does and carry out their
remember standing in front of the sanctuary commitments. God has called each of them
and feeling the weight of the responsibility to serve with their unique gifts and talents
and seriousness of answering the questions and we hope you will help them seek those
for ordination. The ordination questions are who could benefit from their services.
very good and with God’s help and guidance, Remember to call the office and ask for
I pledged “I do” and “I will.” I do trust in Sue Ashby at 582-2670 for any care need.
Jesus Christ as my Savior and as Lord of all Thank you!
PRAYER CONCERNS Chris Van Etten
Darlene de Monfreid Vernon Diggs Eunice Shannon Reba Goodell
Jean Saylors Granddaughter Genece Warren Christeen Ann Bedford Gwyneth Hoff
Nancy Stabile Wanda Gaebel James Cross Arlene LaSor
Kay Lowe Lorraine Deyo Gail Goodell-Munzing Mike Neppl
Betty Benning Allen Deyo Ann McCord Patricia Johnson
Rae Faigin Rosemary Bevirt Lynn Onley Dick Whittington
Renee Regan Aaron & Special Forces Team in Lu Henderson Shirley Brown
Ray Silvius Afghanistan Karin Unnerud Stella Ljungborg
Tobin Stephens Ruth Brumme Cathy Rich The School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton
Marilyn McIntosh La Delta Jones Jennifer Mack Please pray for relatives of our church family
Michael Lavesque Rosemary Bevirt DeeDee Schorling who are proudly serving in the military and in
Patrick Howell Jane Jones Katie Schorling harm’s way.
Mac & Gerry Zeigler Jan Cramer Sandy LaSor
Gerry Gensichen Richard Willeford Terry Weaver Bereaved: Jore Germeroth & Family in the death
Ralph Jones Robert Allen Karen Hornback of her husband, Bob, on December 5, 2012
Jeff & Marti Frum Cole Lemire Dean Jongewaard
Games for Kids!
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H T C O L E V E L S Y U R O E S T I W H P O S S I C M O A N’ , N D E I N K S S ’, Y U T L I M I H ,’
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N E L E S E S N G T D A N TA P N E I E C .
Answer: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
• HAPPY NEW YEAR! • Stephen Ministry
Church Office Closed - 8:30 a.m.
- Room 1
• No High School Club
• COMMUNION • ESL • Remove Christmas • Kid’s Klub • Finance • Missions Retreat
SUNDAY - 9:00 a.m. Decorations Teachers Meeting Committee - Pritchett’s Home
• College/Young Adults - Great Room - 9:00 a.m. • Wednesday - 7:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m. • NAMI Support • Buildings & Grounds “Night Club” Sr. High - Conference Room
• Communion Training Committee - Youth Room • Stephen Ministry
- 11:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.- Conf Rm - 1:00 p.m.
• Missions Committee - Room 2
- 7:00 p.m.-Conf Rm
• Jr High
• BSF Begins
• Ordination/Installation • MV Youth Choir • MOPS • Forest Home
- 9:00 a.m. Elders • MASTER PLAN • Women of - 5-6:00 p.m. - Rm 2 • Forest Home Winter Camp
- 10:45 a.m. - Deacons DEADLINE the Word • Kid’s Praise Choir
• MOPS Steering Com. Boosters through January 20
• NAMI Caregivers - 9a.m. - Great Rm - 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Congreg Care Com. - Rehearsal Room - 9:30 a.m. - Room 2 • Jr. High Camp
Event (1st & 3rd Tuesdays)
- 10:00 a.m. - Conf Rm • Women’s Choir • Special Presbytery through January 21
• Youth Ministry Committee
- 7:00 p.m. - Room 2 • SESSION - 5:30 p.m. - Rm 1 Meeting
- 11:45 - Conf Rm • NAMI - 6:45 p.m. • Kid’s Klub - 7p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
• Confirmation Class • Jr. High - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
• College/Young Adults • Sharing-the-Faith
- 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Conf Rm
• Disciple •Wednesday “Night Club”
- 6:30 p.m. - Conf Rm Sr. High - Youth Rm
Dessert with the Clelland’s
• Kid’s Praise & • Martin Luther • Jr. High • MV Youth Choir • Stephen Ministry • Deacon’s
Worship • Children’s Ministry - 5-6:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Retreat
King Jr. Birthday - Rm 2
Church Office Closed Committee Meeting - Room 2 • Called Preschool
• Kid’s Praise Choir
• Flagship Mariners - 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Alternative Worship Meeting
Board Meeting - Rehearsal Room Committee - 9:00 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m. • Women’s Choir - 7:00 p.m.
- 5:30 p.m. - Rm 1
- Conference Room
• Kid’s Klub
- 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
•Wednesday “Night Club”
Sr. High - Youth Rm
• Children in • Personnel • Jr. High • MV Youth Choir
- 5-6:00 p.m.
Worship Committee - Rm 2
• Confirmation Class - 7:00 p.m. • Kid’s Praise Choir
• College/Young Adults - Conference Room - 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- 5:00 p.m. • NAMI - Rehearsal Room
• Disciple • Women’s Choir
- 5:30 p.m. - Rm 1
- 6:30 p.m. • Kid’s Klub
- Conference Room - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
•Wednesday “Night Club”
Sr. High - Youth Rm
DECEMBER BIG WEDNESDAY
the New Year!
May God Bless
Sunday Worship Schedule
Blended Service - Sanctuary
•Child Care •Adult Sunday School
•Nursery - to 2 yrs •2 yrs - 6th grade
AWAKE: Alternative Worship Service - The Commons
26051 Marguerite Parkway •High School Program (Youth Room) •Child Care
•Jr. High Program (Jr. High Room - upstairs) •Nursery - 6th grade
Mission Viejo, CA 92692 •Adult Sunday School
949 582-2670 10:45 A.M.
www.mypcom.com Blended Service - Sanctuary
•Nursery - 6th grade